Exhibition: 19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023
This exhibition tells the little-known story of the time the Dunera boys spent at the Orange Showground in 1941 and features artworks created during their internment. Many are drawn from the archives of relatives and private lenders, as well as never-before-seen works from a recently acquired collections held by the State Library of NSW. This project was developed and curated by Dr Seumas Spark, Adjunct Fellow in History at Monash University, Emeritus Professor Andrew Mcnamara from the Queensland University of Technology and translator Kate Garrett, in conjunction with Orange Regional Museum.
Exhibition: 19 November 2022 – 23 April 2023
Meet some of our local achievers living this year’s national NAIDOC theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! in a new photographic foyer exhibition from 29 October. Produced in conjunction with the Orange NAIDOC Week Committee, with photography by Jason French and artwork by Kylie Tarleton, this exhibition celebrates members of the Orange Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community working for justice, equality, community and culture, as well as those who are leading by example through achievements across a range of fields.
This selection of works from Orange Regional Gallery’s Collection presents various approaches to the still life genre. Ranging from works on paper, painting, photography and ceramics, each is an invitation to imagine the daily life and narratives of the objects, artists, and times from which they were made.
This exhibition includes recent acquisitions by John Olsen OAM, Elisabeth Cummings, Peter Boggs, Kevin Connor, Rachel Ellis, Hendrik Kolenberg, Margaret Loy Pula, Mandy Martin, Arthur McIntyre, Mavis Ngallametta, Tom Polo, David Serisier, Tim Storrier, Aida Tomescu and John R Walker. These are shown alongside collection highlights.
One of the few sculptors who casts his own work, Laurence Edwards is fascinated by human anatomy and the metamorphosis of form and matter that governs the lost-wax process. His sculptures express the raw liquid power of bronze, its versatility, mass and evolution, and the variety of process marks he retains tell the story of how and why each work came to be.
Textile artist Leanne Wicks, Professor of Taxinema (Latin for 'yarning appearance') of Songlark University, presents a museological exposition of endangered bird species local to the region of Kandos, and associated Capertee and Cudgegong Valleys. She is also renowned for her behavioural studies of the cockatoos that have learnt to open her green bin. (Songlark University is an affiliate of KSCA, the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation)
The landmark exhibition Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize explores the prize across its history, revealing fascinating stories behind 100 carefully selected artworks. It uncovers changes in society in engaging ways, enabling people to experience how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over a century.
Using the transformative power of the kiln to reclaim and reuse waste materials, the resulting works in reCLAYm are a manifesto for an innovative and environmentally aware approach to art making. Daly aims to inspire others to creatively reuse that which was considered useless, and to add his own ripples to this new wave of action and debate amongst artistic practitioners.
This February, a variety of events and activities will be held during the Mid-Western Seniors Festival to celebrate the incredible seniors in our community.
Local artists, crafters, writers and photographers have entered their works in the Seniors Festival Competition which are now on display at the Mudgee Arts Precinct until 19 February.
In Shadowlands, eight Central West artists explore the qualities of light and shadow through painting, paper, photography and textile installation. As shadows fall across landscape, interiors and figures, these small absences of light reveal the larger patterns of form, place and time. Including work by Bradley Bradley, Chanel Sohier, Eloise Maree, Joel Tonks, Laura Baker, Lilium Burrow, Linda Chant and Lulu Wulf.
Working the Waters takes its cue from the multiple modes of human engagement with the waters on the planet. With an emphasis on the folly and resultant disasters of human psychology Working the Waters combines installation and immersive video to explore the liminal zone of the pedosphere where human action and water meet.
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